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Offshore Bank Accounts

Does Your Company Park Its Cash Overseas?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

Are you interested in helping to track corporate cash as it travels around the globe? On Friday, the International Consortium of Investigative Jour...

IRS Widens Offshore Probe

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business

* IRS gets court order for 'John Doe' summons -Justice Dept. * Summons to go to Wells Fargo on correspondent account * C...

German Minister: Offshore Tax Haven Report Will 'Increase Pressure'

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

By Stephen Brown BERLIN, April 5 (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday he was glad the identities of t...

Files Expose Offshore's Global Impact

Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Dozens of journalists sifted through millions of leaked records and thousands of names to produce ICIJ’s investigation into offshore secrecy By G...

Drug Dealers, Gun Runners May Have Some Money In HSBC Offshore Accounts

AP | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

LONDON -- Britain's revenue and customs service is examining allegations that criminals may have used offshore accounts with HSBC, Europe's biggest ba...

National Debt? No Such Thing

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Enough is enough. Let's demand a stop to all austerity policies until our leaders promise to end offshore tax abuse. And if they won't, let's elect leaders this November who will.

Be Like Mitt!

New York Times | ADAM DAVIDSON | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money

Earlier this month, I decided to see how hard it would be to set up my own offshore bank account. I figured it would be pretty difficult, because I'm ...

Poverty Issue Missing on the Presidential Campaign Trail

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The poor will continue to grow in numbers. But they are nameless, faceless, and voiceless. This insures that poverty will remain missing from the presidential campaign trail.

Romney's 'Bermuda-Gate': Why His Offshore Bank Accounts Really Matter

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The Republican party is big on patriotism. But devotion to one's country requires personal sacrifice for the larger good, and for Romney to preach the Republican gospel while privately amassing a fortune by evading taxes is deeply hypocritical.

IRS To Give Americans With Offshore Accounts A Break

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

By Lynnley Browning June 26 (Reuters) - Many Americans living abroad will get a small reprieve from U.S. Internal Revenue Service rule...

Oldest Private Swiss Bank Denies Claims It Helped Americans Evade Billions In Taxes

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) - Wegelin & Co, the oldest Swiss private bank, is digging in its heels against a U.S. criminal charge that it conspir...

IRS Rule Could Threaten Some Banks' 'Viability'

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business

April 17 (Reuters) - Banks in Texas, Florida and other southern states could face a pull-out of non-U.S. depositors due to a new U.S. rule finalized...

How To Stash Cash In An Offshore Bank Account

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Movie super spies James Bond and Jason Bourne use them. So do real-life presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who says he pays his ta...

Swiss May Give U.S. Access To Bank Client Data In Tax Evasion Disputes

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

A Swiss parliamentary commission is edging toward accepting a government proposal that would allow the transfer of bank clients' data to the Unite...

Offshore Banking and Tax Havens Have Become the Heart of Global Economy

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

As millions of Americans prepare to file their income taxes, Nicholas Shaxson explains how corporations and the wealthy use offshore banks and tax havens to avoid paying taxes and other governmental regulations.

Your Broker Can Eliminate Your Tax Liability

Dan Solin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

It's tax time, so I thought I would blog about a little known benefit of using major brokerage firms.

The Narcissistic Ego and Vampire Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

There are simply more and more narcissists than there were a few decades ago. There is less community and more selfishness, and it will affect how quickly we come out of this financial crisis.

Bradly C. Birkenfeld, Ex-UBS Banker, Wants BILLIONS For Blowing Whislte On Secret Accounts | LYNNLEY BROWNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bradley C. Birkenfeld was sentenced to 40 months in prison for helping rich Americans dodge their taxes. Now he is hoping for a bit more -- a few bill...

Offshore Bank Accounts Revealed To IRS By 14,700 Taxpayers

AP | Curt Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI (AP)-- More than 14,700 U.S. taxpayers came forward to disclose billions in offshore bank accounts in 70 countries under a voluntary Internal Re...

Tax Fraud, Tax Havens, UBS and Bears ... Oh My!

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US government has come to an agreement with UBS regarding a long-running tax fraud investigation. This has been a fascinating case to watch for several reasons that I will explain.